The Robot Group was founded in the Spring of 1989 by a small group of Austin, TX artists and engineers who shared a common vision: utilizing technology to provide and explore new mediums for art. Through the synergy of fusing art and technology, The Robot Group has stimulated the public into a playful interest in high technology, and art now has new vehicles for effecting culture. The Robot Group has attracted a diverse audience of young and old, tech and non-tech alike. Each with the curiosity to see the artful gracefulness with which man and machine can create new worlds. The Robot Group has attracted national and international, recognition. The Group's activities have inspired articles in Newsweek, Mondo 2000 , boing-boing, FringeWare Review as well as appearances on ABC's Good Morning America and an episode of Invention on the Discovery Channel. Other TV appearances include the debut episode of Art Brigade, and the German program Kulture Report.

Recent News

EFF Plutopia Event


8th Annual SXSW EFF-Austin Interactive Tech Gathering of the Tribes

Monday, March 10, 2008 6pm - 12am, Scholz Garten, Austin, TX

Here are some of the projects you saw at the Plutopia event:

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Dorkbot @ SXSW


Some of the projects you will see at Dorkbot @ SXSW:

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Ping Pong Printer pretty popular! :)

On December 21, 2007 a video was posted of the Ping Pong Printer we created to make ammo for the Ponginator. The video showed the unit going through its paces stage by stage. It had gathered a few dozen views from some folks in the group and a smattering of the readers of Nuts and Volts magazine. Then the video link got picked up by MAKE blog and things have sorta gone nuts! :) The video now has over 14,000 views and has been featured on at least a dozen other blogs! So, if you were directed here by the URL in the video, HELLO! :)

If you would like to learn more about the device, you can pick up the February issue of Nuts and Volts magazine where an article there details its construction. In the meantime, check out the gallery of photos of the finished or check out this video of The Ponginator to see what we use the Ping Pong balls for after they’re printed!

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First Night Austin

This is the third time The Robot Group has participated in First Night Austin, a city-wide celebration on New Years eve. We were setup near Buford Tower with the Ponginator and the RoboSpinArt machines.

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Meetup.com!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Robot Group Inc. has started using MEETUP.COM to keep track of all our events and meetings. Please go to Meetup.com and click on the calendar or check the photo gallery to to see what we’re up to now!

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Maker Faire 2007

Maker Faire Austin took place on October 20-21, 2007 at the Travis County Expo Center. The Robot Group was out in force, with over a dozen works on display, including the debut of The Ponginator!

See photos and videos of TRG at Maker Faire Austin here.

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Dorkbot @ SXSW

Yet another amazing DORKBOT this time with SXSW circling around! MAKE magazine was there to witness the robotic shenanigans. We were featured in a podcast and a gallery of pictures from the event can be seen here.

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Eureka! Science show in San Marcos

The Robot Group was invited to participate at the Eureka! Artists Interpret the Laws of Science show in San Marcos. A gallery of pictures from the event can be seen here.

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First Night Austin

This is the second time The Robot Group has participated in First Night Austin, a city-wide celebration on New Years eve. We were setup on the North side of the City Hall building where we had the official debut of the RoboSpinArt machines. A gallery of pictures from the event can be seen here.

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The Heritage Banquet

The Robot Group was hired to provide the entertainment for The Heritage at Gaines Ranch. We were the featured for the Theme Banquet entitled “The Future!”. We brought out LOTS of robots and robotic devices! We had a great time talking to thefolks and showing them our unique creations.

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